“How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?” – Lauryn Hill

While driving to teach middle school this morning, I was jamming to my favorite playlist on Apple Music. The Doo Wop (That Thing), track five song from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, starts, and immediately I think of my youth and the poor choices I made. I began to reminisce about so many things that have led me to the present. Lessons learned and growth incurred. I’m great now!

The words that stuck with me in the song are, “How are you gonna win when you ain’t right within?” I have asked myself that question (in numerous ways over the years) to be reminded of the importance of getting right within. It’s been a tremendous journey that I would not trade for anything. However, the lessons learned from my life enable me to show up strong for women who have not yet become aware that their trials are micro-lessons intended to take them to another level in life.

If you don’t like what you are seeing and experiencing, change it.